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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I think the cop was being a dick and should not have arrested him. However, again, the police department said to do something on the DMV property that isn't involved with the DMV requires a permit. My purpose in saying that was not to give excuse to the cop, because I think what he did is not very excusable, but rather to say he was not stopped because he was X religion or they are taking away X religion's right to speak.
    Thats the thing though. Its not unheard of for a cop to pull someone over and charge them with something just because they don't like the person. Sure the charges might be applicable but the actual reason for the arrest can be different from the charges.
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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Thats the thing though. Its not unheard of for a cop to pull someone over and charge them with something just because they don't like the person. Sure the charges might be applicable but the actual reason for the arrest can be different from the charges.
    Oh I agree with that. It was just in the OP it was not mentioned about the permits, and I do think that it is important to note. If anything, it is a fall back for the department.
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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Because he did not have a permit. They said if he goes back with a permit, he can continue reading from the Bible.



    You may not like that you need a permit, but according to the police department you do need one.
    Source please?
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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Apparently the facts support the myth in this case. You may be able to dismiss it out of hand but I'm not. Perhaps the cop who arrested the guy should have thought about no perpetuating the myth.
    No doubt the cop was in the "Covert Army against Christians"

    Honestly, the entire War on Christianity is Fox News Sheep feed. Nothing more.

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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'd vote for Obama's defense of Travyon Martin and the Dem senator wearing a hoodie in front of Congress.....all before the facts of the case came out.
    Obama defended Martin? Link?

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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

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    Obama defended Martin? Link?
    What's your problem, boy? This is not the thread for that.
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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    No doubt the cop was in the "Covert Army against Christians"
    Could be he just didn't like Christians or was ignorant of his job. Could be a lot of things.

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    Honestly, the entire War on Christianity is Fox News Sheep feed. Nothing more.
    Funny... you seem to know a lot about Fox news. You should watch something else.
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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    You are required to have a permit to do anything there and he did not. That is why he was arrested. It had nothing to do with stopping what he was saying or restricting what he was saying.
    Show me the law. I showed where precedent was set. The precedent is he can say whatever he wants in public. You guys crack me up on this thread. No one is showing a thread of evidence that this guy broke a law. Every one of you is just spouting off your personal feelings. You can feel what you want about his choice of venue or choice of text, but the fact of the matter is he broke no law. He ran into an over-zealous cop who thought he would be some sort of defender of the constitution when in fact he violated it. If a guy can run through the friggin courthouse with a "F*** the Draft" shirt on then certainly a preacher can read the Bible.
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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    So... he was on public property - however slightly - in front of a closed DMV, reading from the Bible. No display, no microphone, no rally, just a dude reading from the Bible. Do I have this right?

    Why was he arrested? How is that threatening? I'm an atheist. I don't find Bible passages especially threatening.

    I would also like to see the law that he must have a permit. Found it, thanks SB.

    But I still don't really understand if this does apply to him, or why this even exists.
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    Re: Man Arrested For Reading The Bible Out Loud

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Show me the law. I showed where precedent was set. The precedent is he can say whatever he wants in public. You guys crack me up on this thread. No one is showing a thread of evidence that this guy broke a law. Every one of you is just spouting off your personal feelings. You can feel what you want about his choice of venue or choice of text, but the fact of the matter is he broke no law. He ran into an over-zealous cop who thought he would be some sort of defender of the constitution when in fact he violated it. If a guy can run through the friggin courthouse with a "F*** the Draft" shirt on then certainly a preacher can read the Bible.
    Twice in this thread, I have linked to the article where the police department said he need a permit to be there.
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